There is never a quiet day in the Mobile Care Unit. Our list of patients can vary from a 3g pygmy possum to a 20kg wallaby! Last week we started one day with a death adder and ended that day with a lace monitor. Every type of furry, feathery, spiny and scaly patient has been brought to see our volunteer vets – some even coming from as far afield as Lithgow!
|Flying Fox being microchipped|
|Microchipping a diamond python prior to release|
Death adder being chipped.
|Vet student Stephanie with a wallaby joey|
|Vet student Aislinn with Dr. Lou, Joan and Dr. Izi|
|Vet students Athena and Alex|
|Aislinn with Joan, Dr. Margot, Susan, Dr.Lou and Dr. Derek Spielman who was visitng for the day|
In April, we managed to secure a Vetscan blood machine for our vets to use in the van and the Zoetis/Vetscan team came to give us a tutorial on how to use it for serologic testing. Dr Derek Spielman was also present that morning during the training. Dr Spielman is a senior lecturer in veterinary Pathology at the University of Sydney and he is always available to give advice to our vets on histopathology etc.
|Dr Kath using a slit-lamp to examine the monitor’s eye|
|Dr Kath examining a possum’s eyes|
|Examining a traumatic eye injury in a wallaby joey|
|Dr Izi, Dr Kath, Dr Lou and Dr Margot|